Let It Snow! Winter-Themed Lessons with Story Grammar Marker®

Casey and Maryellen snow photo
Here in Western Massachusetts,
we just had a Thanksgiving weekend storm that dropped 2 FEET of snow in our backyards! It reminded us to share with you links to our past blog posts that contain winter-themed lessons and downloads.

Left: Maryellen and granddaughter Casey (aged 5) with their snowman.

Snowman at Night book cover
Winter-Themed Lessons with Picture Books Featuring “Snowmen At Night”

Snow scene
Tech Tuesday: Snow Stories

Owl Moon book cover
Owl Moon: A Winter Adventure with Narrative and Expository Text

Map sample
Winter’s Coming! Narrative and Expository Setting Lesson

Frosty book image 1
FREE “Frosty the Snowman” Lesson

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Frosty the Snowman Lesson Part 2: Writing

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Reading Lessons and Blogs About the Winter Season

Includes: Winston of Churchill, Frozen, Balto, Frosty, Owl Moon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Snow Walker (includes AWESOME free download-ables) and more!

List of Additional Winter/Snow-Themed Books and Resources

Bodden, Valerie. Our Wonderful Weather: Snow. Minnesota: Creative Education, 2012.

Byles, Monica. Life in the Polar Lands. New York: Scholastic, 1990.

Carson, Mary Kay. Inside Weather. New York: Sterling Children’s Books, 2011.

Caplovich, Judd. Blizzard! The Great Storm of ’88. Connecticut: VeRo Publishing Company, 1987.

Cassino, Mark. The Story of Snow. California: Chronicle Books LLC, 2009. 

Frost, Robert. Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 2001.

Gibbons, Gail. It’s Snowing. New York: Holiday House, 2011.

Hader, Berta and Elmer. The Big Snow. New York: Aladdin Books, 1976.

Rocco, John. Blizzard. New York: Hyperion, 2014. 

Simon, Seymour. Weather. New York: Harper Collins, 2006.

Standiford, Natalie. The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto. New York: Random House, 1989.

Wetterer, Charles and Margaret. The Snow Walker. New York: Scholastic, 1996.

Wetterer, Charles and Margaret. The Snowshoeing Adventure of Milton Daub, Blizzard Trekker. Minnesota: Graphic Universe, 2011.

Yolen, Jane. Owl Moon. New York: Philomel Books, 1987.

Sheila Zagula
Sheila Zagula


Sheila Zagula works with MindWing Concepts in product development, drawing on her expertise and talents as well as many years of implementing the Story Grammar Marker® and related materials. Her teaching career spans thirty-eight years, most recently as literacy coach in the Westfield Massachusetts Public School System. Sheila has experience as an early childhood educator, a teacher of children with special needs, and a collaborative instructor within an inclusion framework serving children in grades K-5.

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